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Bad thread since I haven't taken photos yet, but I shall remedy that tomorrow.

Last night I installed the upper and lower guards from Evotech. Minus stripping one of the screws, it was a very easy process. They look good and fit well. Tomorrow I am going on a 250 mile run and I will report back on heat issues.

Oh, and I will take photos :)
 

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As promised. They work great.



 

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Installed these also today. Everything aligned perfectly out of the box, super easy install, and the quality seems to be good.

I rode for about 2 hours with the ambient temp between 80-85 degrees, didn't notice any difference in bike temp.
 

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Installed these also today. Everything aligned perfectly out of the box, super easy install, and the quality seems to be good.

I rode for about 2 hours with the ambient temp between 80-85 degrees, didn't notice any difference in bike temp.
Same, bike still gets super hot either way! I haven't taken the bike out yet and not seen 219 degrees. And I haven't been in weather warmer than 65 degrees yet!
 

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I have some on order. I live in Dubai and it's going to start warming up soon. Please report back if any of you do notice any hotter running. I could always just use the lower guard in the hotter months before we put our bikes to bed (peak summer is unrideable at 45-50C!).

I went for a ride the other day and the radiator outflow burned the back of my thighs through my leathers! You know it's a hot day when you switch your ignition on and the water temp already reads 40C. Thankfully that was an unusually hot day for this time of year but the oven is coming.
 

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Just a quick follow up, I have installed the Evotech radiator guards (top and bottom). I rode today and there was no noticeable increase in water temperature. The OAT was 34C. It looks as though they will not compromise the bike, at least in any temperatures I can handle riding in.
 

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Just takes one stone in the mountains and you're pushing home, so why not spend 150 of whatever currency to insure yourself against a very improbable event ;)
I just got my EVotech guards in. But the upper guard seem dented in the middle. Is this a damage product or it's suppose to have that indent? Any info from people that have these guards would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Mine didn't have a dent. Must be damaged . Contact them via email they seem very helpfull.
Thanks for the respond John O'Meara. So I just want to confirm that your "UPPER GUARD" had no indent what so ever correct? Smooth FLAT surface?
Only asking twice because it seem so perfectly done and almost like it belongs their. Anyone else with Evotech that can confirm before I ship back?
 

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Like GTA said, how many people have actually had a punctured radiator?

I road in the streets PA and GA for 6 years, where in PA, the roads can be gravel'ly because of the winters, and never have I had a puncture...

I don't know if the reduction in air flow is worth it....
 

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Thanks for the respond John O'Meara. So I just want to confirm that your "UPPER GUARD" had no indent what so ever correct? Smooth FLAT surface?
Only asking twice because it seem so perfectly done and almost like it belongs their. Anyone else with Evotech that can confirm before I ship back?
I checked mine which hasn't been installed yet & its not flat. It angles inwards slightly to the Center. Its perfectly symmetrical.
 

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Like GTA said, how many people have actually had a punctured radiator?

I road in the streets PA and GA for 6 years, where in PA, the roads can be gravel'ly because of the winters, and never have I had a puncture...

I don't know if the reduction in air flow is worth it....
I didn't pay attention to where you were! I just got back from Philly... Well, Lancaster for business and then Philly. Walked around Market Street for a while. Nice to visit, but I am glad to be back home.

We got caught on 476 and travelled about 10 miles in about an hour and a half. I wouldn't want to be stuck on that on my bike!

Regarding the thread, seeing what was on the road while being a passenger traveling that slow, I am contemplating the R&G kit. I imagine they are all pretty similar. What was it that made buying one more attractive over another apart from price since DP and Evotech lowers are around the same price and R&G comes in a kit?

The way I see it, the options are DP, R&G, and Evotech at the moment.
 
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